Super Mario Land 2, Metroid 2 to hit 3DS eShop in 2011

Two of the Game Boy’s most critically acclaimed and best-loved games, Super Mario Land 2 and Metroid 2: Return of Samus, will be hitting the 3DS eShop before the end of the year, ONM has confirmed.

The original Super Mario Land was a launch title for the eShop, but this will also mark Samus’ debut on the system. Metroid: Fusion, a Game Boy Advance title in the series will also be coming as part of the 3DS ambassador’s program before the year is out.

No specific date has been pinned on either game but look for them in the next four months (duh).

Sort of a ‘full circle’ moment for this TVGBer; playing Return of Samus is one of my earliest gaming memories, even though I played it about five years after release. Oh I’m not too young, leave me alone!